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INCOSE UK RIG: Embedding Systems Engineering in NR Infrastructure Projects
Thu 2 February 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
Network Rail (NR) Infrastructure Projects Engineering function (IP‐ENG) was established in January 2016 to improve and provide consistency in engineering leadership and assurance, responding to the lack of a whole systems approach to engineering across NR IP.
Kevin Gedge, Systems Engineering Discipline Manager, will introduce the development of the IP-ENG function of 1,500 engineers, embedding Systems Thinking and Engineering practice through policy, standards, and SE competencies.
Kevin will also introduce Network Rail’s integrated engineering lifecycle (iELC) with its approach to engineering assurance to address key project delivery risks including:
- Inadequate requirements management and governance
- Lack of scalable end to end engineering processes
- Lack of integrated engineering approach and SE interfacing with the supply chain
iELC introduces a configurable phased lifecycle approach, which aligns with the policy for management of Network Rail projects (GRIP), ISO/IEC15288:2015 as well as improving integration between engineering and non-engineering activities and alignment with the collaborative working approach introduced within Building Information Management (BIM).
Arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 start.